LeRoy (Roy) Ebers, 85, passed away peacefully from a lung infection on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, with his devoted partner, Beverly Deskins, by his side. Born in 1936 in Frankford, Missouri, Roy grew up on a small farm with his brother, Harvard Ebers, and sister, Pat Ebers Gaines. He was a tall, outgoing kid who loved baseball and basketball.
After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, he moved to St. Louis and began a long career as a civil engineer in the construction industry. He loved to drive around town and proudly show you the buildings he helped create over the years.
Roy was an avid golfer, passionate sailor and dedicated family man. His big heart and big personality will be missed by everyone, including the large community of friends he made in his retirement years in Punta Gorda, Florida.
In addition to Beverly Deskins, Roy is survived by his daughter, Christine Ebers Kroupa; son, Anthony Ebers; and his beloved grandchildren, Daniel, Eric, Andrew and Nicholas. Roy also loved his extended Iowa family, including Matthew Crane, Rachel Deskins and her daughters Grace, Mary and Lilly.
A Celebration of Life event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at the Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children’s Hospitals.